New Chairman for Scottish Environment Link

REAR ADMIRAL NEIL RANKIN CB CBE was appointed the new Chairman of Scottish Environment Link at their AGM on 20th June, 2000. Whilst probably best know as Chair of the Board of Directors of Scottish Seabird Centre at North Berwick, Rear Admiral Rankin has a very impressive background with both the Royal Navy and Royal Airforce.

Qualified as both a fixed and rotary wing pilot, a varied career ashore and afloat includes being the first Fleet Air Arm pilot to fly the Harrier aircraft, commands of HMS Achilles, HMS Bacchante, HMS Andromeda, the Eighth Frigate Squadron and HMS Ark Royal. He retired as Flag Officer Portsmouth, having also held tri-Service command in the Falkland Islands as a Rear Admiral. He has represented the Royal Navy at rugby, sailing and golf.

Since leaving the service he was Chairman of Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd for three years between 1996 and 1999. Rear Admiral Rankin has written to NEMT to say he would like to come and visit us here in Aberdeen to see what we are all about. At the time of writing we are looking forward very much to meeting him and we hope he will be able to attend our forthcoming AGM. NEMT also look forward to assisting him in his work to develop LINK's corporate strategy. Readers are reminded of Link's Web Site:

JENNIFER COOK, September 2000

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